Swedish Genealogical Research Workshop

Swedish flagDo you have Swedish ancestors? Need help in locating them? This Workshop will focus on the research basics for finding one’s Swedish families here and in Sweden. There will be one-on-one sessions using Swedish and American computer programs to help you to move forward with your searches for your ancestors.

The workshop will be held Friday, April 5th from 9 am to 5 pm at the Swedish Immigrant Museum in Stratford and the Stratford Public Library.

Abby Friedmeyer, whose Mathre and Engstrom ancestors settled in the Stratford area will combine her professional computer skills with her own research experiences to help you learn more about your Swedish ancestors. Also helping will be Pat Conklin, who has been very involved with Swedish family research in Webster County. Jane Arends will help you move forward with your research by sharing her knowledge about American and Swedish research resources. Since 2000, she has been researching and writing family history books about her Swedish ancestors who settled in Hamilton County.

Pre-registration is requested as room space is limited and workshop packets need to be prepared. For more information and to register, contact Jane Arends by email: mja6391@gmail.com, by mail at 3790 Majestic Lane NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 or call 952-855-4901.

To maximize the personal sessions, send a note with a specific request for help and known information before the workshop.

No fee is charged. Participants are encouraged to make a donation to the Swedish Foundation of Iowa. It is a registered not-for-profit foundation that has created the Swedish Immigrant Museum at Stratford. Its theme is: “Iowa Swedes, 1845-1945”

This workshop is sponsored by The Swedish Foundation of Iowa’s ‘Swede Bend’ Settlement, Inc.
819 Goldsmith Street, Stratford, Iowa

Family history resources

You may not realize that the Webster County Genealogical Society has resources that can help any genealogist or family history researcher – not just those with family in Webster County.

One  of these resources is Family Tree Magazine. The society has a subscription to Family Tree Magazine, and  the March/April issue is in.

Articles include: “Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks,” “Rx for Heirloom Scrapbook Preservation,” “Genealogy in the Cloud” and “Uncovering Black Roots.”

Each issue also includes city guides. This issue focuses on Cleveland, Ohio, and Providence, R.I.

Besides magazine subscriptions, the volunteers on duty will be glad to help you find what you are looking for, or assist you with learning how to fill out pedigree charts and family group sheets.